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Judge Appointments: Getting on the Bench

The Problem Everyone always talks about the importance of elections for the President, senators, and representatives. It makes sense - they’re big players in the executive and leg...

Interest Groups: Influencing Politics

Introduction At the start of a new school year, Bianca and her classmates notice fewer after-school activities and clubs. When they ask their principal about it, she says that the...

Electoral College Debate: To Keep or Abolish?

Introduction Imagine you’re voting for class president. You would probably expect that the student with the highest number of votes would become president, and you’d likely be cor...

Amending the Constitution: Get With the Times

Problem The Constitution of the United States has often been called a “living document.” Why? Labeling it a founding document makes sense - the Constitution outlines our current g...

Bill of Rights: Listed Liberties

The Problem The year is 1789. The American Constitution has just been implemented, and it neatly lays out how the federal government should be run. However, it doesn’t say much ab...